Castle is a crime-comedy-drama series that had been created by Andrew W. Marlowe and produced by both Beacon Pictures as well as ABC Studios.
However, despite the fans waiting for the next season, Castle Season 9 was officially announced to be canceled leaving the viewers high and dry.
The television series successively ran for eight seasons and all were premiered on the ABC channel. While the first season of Castle debuted on the small screens almost a decade back on 9th March 2009 with ten episodes. ABC soon renewed the series for a second season which was aired the same year on 21st September and consisted of a total number of twenty-four episodes. From the third season to their eighth season, Castle was released their latest episodes and seasons in September every year from 2010 to 2015.
The show mainly focuses on the lives of a homicide detective, Kate Beckett, and an easygoing and best-selling mystery author, Richard Castle. The duo first band together when a crime takes place which has been somewhat inspired by one of Richard's crime novels. From there the pair are stuck together as they wander through the streets of New York City and investigate several crime scenes.
Initially, Detective Beckett is reluctant and annoyed at the thought of having a writer as her partner and tries different tactics to keep him away. However, she soon warms up to him and starts developing romantic feelings toward him which were also reciprocated and the couple started seeing each other. This results in Castle frequently visit NYPD and work as a regular consultant.
Castle received great reviews with their debut season in 2009 and continued to gain throughout the end of the series in 2015. Almost all the episodes of Castle had consistent ratings which showed the eagerness of the fans.
The fans were also excited when the news for Castle Season 9 was announced unofficially, however, the lead characters of the show, Katic and Tamala Jones refused to come back together for another season along with some other internal issues, ABC officially confirmed that Castle Season 9 has been canceled.
The viewers who had stayed with the show from the start and original run are probably aware of all the uproar that was created back in 2016 when the eighth season of Castle hit the screens as well as the speculation regarding the possibility of Castle Season 9.
The agreements of the cast had expired by the time the seventh season of Castle concluded, and they decided to renew their contracts for more seasons. However, while the ensemble was filming for their eight seasons, rumors started going around regarding the growing tension between Fillion and Katic. It was considered to be so toxic on the set that the couple started going to counseling together.
In 2016 however when ABC was still in the talks of discussing the possibility of Castle Season 9, Katic took to social media to confirm that she had departed from the series due to differences of opinion with the makers as well as with a bad relationship the main lead.
After Katic's sudden exit, the producers initially discussed going forth with the season even without Katic's character. Nevertheless, the plan was eventually thrown out and they started abstracting Castle Season 9 that didn't include some of the other former cast members. Regardless, ultimately all these deals struck down and in the end, it was announced that the series has been canceled for good this time.
As the decision was taken suddenly, the makers did not have time to properly conclude that might give us a little sneak peek into the future lives of the characters. The series with a rather backup consummation.
In the whole eight-season, both Detective Beckett and Richard were shown investigating a somewhat dangerous entity named as LokSat so they could end him. In the final episode, the pair managed to vanquish the culprit but were betrayed by someone very close to them. Nonetheless, we can say that the series ended on a good note, and let's leave it at that.
There is currently no news on the ensemble that will feature in the probable Castle Season 9 if it were to happen. But we can certainly take a look back at all the other cast members that appeared in the prior eight seasons of Castle:
Though the real reason behind the cancellation of Castle Season 9 remains unknown, many are certain that it was because of rising tension between the series main characters that were played by, Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic.
Castle has currently released eight seasons and all of them can be easily streamed on international streaming platforms such as Hulu, Amazon Prime video as well as Hotstar.
With eight consecutive seasons, Castle has a total of one hundred and seventy-three episodes which were aired between 9th March 20019 and 16th May 2016. Each episode had a run time of around forty-three minutes.
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